Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Lesotho, you would:
live 24.9 years longer
In Lesotho, the average life expectancy is 53 years (53 years for men, 53 years for women) as of 2020. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.
make 5.2 times more money
Lesotho has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 22.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Lesotho, 28.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 65.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Lesotho, 57.0% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 89.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Lesotho, approximately 41.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.5 children do as of 2020.
have 39.7% fewer children
In Lesotho, there are approximately 23.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.4 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Lesotho, approximately 30% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Lesotho, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
be 27.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Lesotho, approximately 78% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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